Instead of expanding the regular season to 18 games; how about expanding the playoffs instead from 12 to 14.
The top seeds from each conference -- the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots - have the week off.
Instead of joining those teams on a bye, however, the No. 2 seed Green Bay Packers are hosting the No. 7 Philadelphia Eagles in the first round. The AFC's No. 2 seed is also in action, so the Denver Broncos are preparing to host the No. 7 Houston Texans.
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NFC 3 vs 6 @4PM
NFC 4 vs 5 @7PM
NFC #1 vs 4/5 winner early game
NFC 2/7 winner vs 3/6 winner late game
AFC #1 vs 4/5 winner early game
AFC 2/7 winner vs 3/6 winner late gamewww.espn.com
Seifert: How will expanded NFL playoffs look?
Expanded playoffs are coming to the NFL, probably next year. Kevin Seifert explains why and gives a preview of how the postseason will look in the future. www.espn.com www.espn.com